Overhead Door Buying Guide

Buying the right garage door is more important than you might think. Most realtors agree that having an overhead door with curb appeal for your property is a legitimate deciding factor when it comes time to sell your real estate. At the Overhead Door Company™, we understand this more than anyone else. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a garage door buying guide—so you can find the door that works best for you. Give the article below a good read, and we promise that choosing your new garage door will be a breeze!

Consider Your Climate and Location First

Location, climate, and building codes are just a few factors to consider when determining which type of new garage door is right for your home. Identifying these things first will help make the deciding process when choosing a garage door easier. We have a few categories on our website that can help with this process. 

Depending on the region you live in, you may need to choose a wind load option for your new garage door. Wind-loaded garage doors help safeguard your home in high wind-prone areas; with garage doors serving as the most significant and often the primary entrance to the house, an insulated garage door may also be right for you.


Most garage doors for your home are made from either wood, steel, or fiberglass. These three garage door style materials are strong, durable, and each has unique benefits at various price points. However, Overhead Door™ also offers vinyl and aluminum material options. As we mentioned above, our wind load category gives you a host of readymade options for those concerned about climate, so your research ends with us. 

To pick the perfect fit for your home, we have developed the DoorView® garage door designer. This interactive visualizer tool helps you design your dream door and allows you to see how it will look on your home with just the push of a button. You can also try it on your Apple and Android devices.


Overhead Door™ offers a wide variety of garage door colors for your home’s exterior. However, you always have the option to paint your door at any time should you feel the need for a home improvement project. We can provide some great insights into doing that correctly, so you won’t have to do it a second time. 

A good rule of thumb is to pick a garage door color that coordinates with your house. If your home is green, a good option for painting your garage door will be. . . brown or white (because white goes with everything)! It’s that simple. 

Of course, there is always room for a little more creativity when working with today’s favored, timeless color schemes. This comes in the form of trims that can be chosen, specifically in white—do you see a throughline here? 

For this example, we’ll stick to our example of a house with a primary color of green. To match this, you could select a brown door with white trim!

Contact Us!

We at the Overhead Door Company™ pride ourselves on being the original when it comes to garage doors. With over 100 years of experience, one call to us can address all of your comments, concerns, thoughts, and ideas when buying a new garage door. 

What we covered are the most important aspects of choosing a residential garage door. However, there are other things to consider, including torsion springs, energy efficiency, natural light, and garage door opening.

At Overhead Door Company of Western Kentucky™, we work hard to serve the community surrounding us and can’t wait to help you with anything you might need concerning your new garage door. Give us a call, or fill out our online form. Hurry! The demand for overhead doors is skyrocketing, and we want to help you as soon as possible. Get in touch now!

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